Entertainment

Triumphing over familial, cultural and professional obstacles Ermal Meta

April 2018 |
Ermal Meta è un cantautore, compositore e polistrumentista italiano di origine albanese. Cresciuto ascoltando musica classica,  ha cominciato da ragazzo a suonare il piano e la chitarra insieme a vari gruppi prima di entrare a fare parte degli...

A Chat with Frank Gallo, Mahoning Valley's Longest Performing Entertainer

April 2018 |
The recent celebration of Frank Gallo’s 90th birthday reminds us that this local celebrity continues to enrich our Italian American culture with his music and comedy. Born in Western Pennsylvania’s soft coal country, the veteran singer has a...

From the Italian American Press

April 2018 |
In 2001, educator and author Ralph J. Ferraro founded the Italian American Press, an online resource providing information and marketing assistance for Italian American writers. In 2011, Ralph transferred ownership of the IAP to Janice Therese...

From the Italian American Press - Janice Therese Mancuso

March 2018 |
In 2001, educator and author Ralph J. Ferraro founded the Italian American Press, an online resource providing information and marketing assistance for Italian American writers. In 2011, Ralph transferred ownership of the IAP to Janice Therese...

Enzo Avitabile - An insatiable thirst for musical knowledge across the ethnic tapestry

February 2018 |
The challenge of continually re-inventing oneself for the sake of avoiding stagnation is a task best left to those who have not only a thick skin, impervious to contempt and failure, but also an appetite for novel and unique approaches to their...

No-Lounge - A contemporary interpretation of classical Italian and Neapolitan standards

January 2018 |
No-Lounge nasce nel 2010 da un’idea del musicista e compositore Stefano Dall’Osso, a cui si è poi affiancata la vocalist Virginia Mancaniello. Dalla loro collaborazione è scaturita “Sixties italian in the groove”, un’accurata selezione di canzoni...

St. Joseph - Short Film

December 2017 |
“St. Joseph” is a light-hearted, zany, short comedy set in the suburbs of New Jersey involving two very different Italian families that live across the street from each other. Donna’s house is immaculately kept inside and out. Elaine and Doug are...

Maria Giovanna Cherchi - A celebrated and devoted Sardinian treasure

November 2017 |
Individuals in the entertainment business, including those in the field of music, are very unique and are motivated by different factors. Successful musical artists live by the adage that “At the end of the day, people may not remember what you...

Tony Marotta: Italian Music Guru

September 2017 |
It’s Saturday evening and you’re tuned in to WRUW, FM91.1. You’re listening to the smooth voice of Tony Marotta broadcasting his Radio Italia show, a program featuring an incredible variety of Italian music: from ageless Neapolitan classics to...
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